Tag Archives: books

Stephenson’s Quicksilver

Amazon rocks

I placed an order for two books (Caine Black Knife and Toll of Hounds) from Amazon.com way back in July. The estimated delivery date was November 20 (these were pre-order items). The first surprise was that I got a discount of $2.80 after my order was placed: Amazon guarantees the lowest price on pre-ordered books, […]

Scar Night

I really enjoyed reading Alan Campbell’s Scar Night. Reading about a 3000 year-old crazy, vampiric angel/demi-god that also happens to have amnesia is always fun.

Landmark

Nikhil had written about Landmark launching its own online store some time back; so I was very eager to check it out. The site seems nice, but the pricing’s off. They always list a higher price than Sify for the same book, and Sify actually sells books via Landmark. Sify doesn’t charge for shipping, but […]

Caine

Every time I re-read Matt Stover’s Caine books, I like them even more.

Re-reads

I’m gonna start re-reading Heroes Die and Blade of Tyshalle; hopefully finish both of ’em again until Caine Black Knife gets here.

Little Brother

I started reading Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother around 9:30ish last night. Cory gives his books away for free, under a creative commons license. I was reading the HTML version. It was so good that I literally finished the whole book at one go, at around 3am today; a fact that my eyes have been complaining […]

CBK

Amazon has shipped my copy of Caine: Black Knife. Estimated delivery date: 20th November. Yay!

Print

You’ve gotta see this video about how books were printed way back when… Awe-inspiring. [via The Masterplan]

Mini book reviews

I’ve been reading a lot of good stuff lately, and haven’t written about it. I have no interest in doing proper reviews right now, just want to note down my thoughts in a couple of lines (or more). So here goes: Iron Dawn, Jericho Moon by Matthew Woodring Stover As soon as I got my […]